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Metrion Biosciences is a specialist ion channel contract research organisation providing drug discovery services to pharmaceutical and bioscience customers worldwide.

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Metrion invests in new HTS capability and expanded facilities

30 November 2022 

Metrion announces the launch of its High Throughput Screening (HTS) capability, as well as the expansion of its state-of-the-art lab and office facilities. Scott Maidment has been appointed as Head of HTS to lead the new service.

Metrion and The KCNC1 Foundation collaborate on development of new ion channel modulators for ultra-rare genetic disorder 

7 December 2022

Metrion and The KCNC1 Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation focused on the development of a treatment for an ultra rare genetic disorder, today announced a collaboration to progress a hit identification research project for small molecule modulators of the potassium ion channel Kv3.1, targeting KCNC1-related disorders.

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Metrion Biosciences’ high throughput screening (HTS) overview

6th March 2023

Here we share a short video introducing Metrion’s expanded high throughput screening capabilities. To learn more, or to request a quote, please email


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Upcoming Events

Research and Innovation 2023 -Accelerating Future Drug Discovery

March 29th  – March 30th

Metrion will have a delegate attending the meeting and if you would like to meet with them, please email

The 2023 ELRIG Research & Innovation conference will discuss how emerging biology and cutting-edge technologies are pioneering the medicines of tomorrow. Bringing together scientists, researchers and entrepreneurs with bold ideas to serve our shared ambitions in creating the next generation of therapeutics to cure more patients around the world. The 2023 R&I meeting will focus on cutting edge innovation, comprising the following four main sessions:
1 – Synthetic biology
2 – Healthy ageing
3 – AI driven drug discovery
4 – Ultra-rare disease drug discovery and personalized therapies

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34th Medicinal Chemistry in Eastern England

April 27th 

Metrion Biosciences are attending 34th Medicinal Chemistry in Eastern England, taking place on 27th April 2023 at the Fielder Centre in Hatfield, UK.

Metrion will have a delegate attending the meeting and if you would like to meet with them, please email

Known colloquially as the “Hatfield MedChem” meeting, this is a highly successful, long-standing, one-day meeting that runs annually. The scientific program will comprise presentations showcasing medicinal chemistry case studies from tools to candidates, across a range of modalities, therapeutic areas and target classes, as well as covering more general topics at the forefront of drug discovery. The meeting aims to be informal and interactive, and is ideal for all those working in medicinal chemistry and drug discovery more widely.

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